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  • Christmas Spirit, Trees Abound At Sawtooth Farm

    For Norm and Gretchen Riemersma and their daughter Rachel, growing and selling fresh Christmas trees is more about tradition, spreading holiday cheer and catching up with old friends than it is about the bottom line of their family business.

  • USAF Heartland Of America Band Holiday Concert Dec. 9

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will be spreading holiday cheer in Glenwood next month when the ensemble returns to perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert.

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base is returning to Glenwood for a sixth straight year to present its concert in the Glenwood Community High School performing arts auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.

  • Glen Haven Village Construction Commences

    Construction of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing complex is officially under way.
    City and county elected officials joined representatives of Pinnacle Construction, architect Pete Franks and the Glen Haven management team last Wednesday for a wall-breaking ceremony on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center.

  • Glenwood Girl Serving As Iowa Kid Captain

    Long road trips to the University of Iowa are nothing new for Livia Jackson.

    For the past six years, the 10-year-old daughter of Jonathan and Holly Jackson of Glenwood has been receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS), a rare condition characterized by recurring and prolonged episodes of intense nausea and vomiting, occasional abdominal pain and intense headaches.

  • Crouch elected to fifth term in Mills County Supervisors race

    Incumbent Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch has defeated Libertarian challenger Jay Anderson in Tuesday’s general election.

    The supervisor seat, the only contested race in the county courthouse this year, went to Crouch by a 4,423-1,484 margin.

    For Crouch the term is his fifth on the three-member board.

  • Lack of Cable Service, Answers Has Glenwood Homeowner Frustrated With Provider, City

    When Chris Clayton of Glenwood moved with his family about 100 yards from their home on the 100 block of Glenbrook Dr. to their new residence on the 300 block of Valley Street, the thought of losing Mediacom cable television and high-speed Internet service never crossed his mind.

  • A New Oasis

    A parcel of land that once housed the popular Oasis restaurant is being transformed into an urban oasis by the new owners of the property.

    Since purchasing the vacant lot at 104 S. Walnut St. on the southwest corner of Town Square in May, Joe and LuAnn Edwards have been working countless hours turning the site into a yard where they can bring their five Pomeranians to play or enjoy a cookout or cold beverage with friends.

  • Police Release Identity Of Body Found In Creek

    The Glenwood Police Department has released the identity of a man found deceased Wednesday morning in Tinkle Branch Creek.  According to a GPD release, officers Blake Westerhold and Trevor Mass located the body of 37-year-old Justin Wright around 8:15 a.m. He was reported missing on Oct. 16.

    His body was found in Tinkle Branch Creek, near the city maintenance yards, between S. Locust Street and Nuckolls Street. The cause of death remains under investigation.

  • School District Puts Athletic Field Complex On Hold

    The new Glenwood Athletic Complex is officially on hold.

    Demolition to the current Ram Memorial Field complex was scheduled to have started last Friday, but work was suspended Thursday after the Glenwood Community School District had no bids to open for the $4.9 million construction project. One construction company did initially submit a bid, but it was withdrawn prior to the bidding deadline.

  • County Allowing Mineola Woman To Keep Comfort Cow

    MINEOLA - A Mineola resident will be allowed to keep a cow, horse and three goats on her property that she says provide emotional support to help her deal with anxiety, depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder brought on by chronic pain that’s a result of a major back injury in 2004.

    Mills County Attorney Naeda Elliott said the county will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and allow Nicole Stoppel to keep her animals.

    “We’re making reasonable accommodations to meet her medical needs,” Elliott said.